The Return of Cecile
“The Lady in White” is making her long-awaited return with the 2019 release!
This Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect summer wine, lovely and bright with a light green tinge. Intense aromas of bell peppers, tropical fruits and herbaceous blackcurrants are present on the nose. These flavours are joined by fleshy green figs and lashings of Cape Gooseberry tanginess on the palate- refreshingly crisp with ample juiciness and a good length.
After good winter rains in 2018, the crop and grape analysis of the 2019 vintage looked extremely promising up until February. Slow ripening and cold rainy weather in March proved very changeling towards the end of harvest. Despite a smaller crop, good quality wines are expected from this vintage. Smaller wine grape berries have a greater concentration of flavours and wines also show good acidity, sugar and elegance.
The grapes were sourced from the Swartland area of the Western Cape, handpicked, destemmed in the cellar and lightly crushed before receiving approximately 4 hours of skin contact. This is done to extract flavours from the skins. Although the extended lees contact does not affect the flavour profile so much it does preserve the freshness of the wine and gives it longevity.
Enjoy a glass, well chilled of course, on its own or with a cheese platter, seafood or sushi.
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